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City shocker: Two cases of murder in 24 hours

A 50-year-old man was murdered by his ‘friend’ in Mylapore, while another 28-year-old man was hacked to death in Mangadu on Monday night.

City shocker: Two cases of murder in 24 hours
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In the Mylapore incident, the deceased Mohan of Pallakuma Nagar was into catering services and the accused Logesh of the same locality was a daily wage labourer. It is said that Logesh’s wife had separated from him citing his poor income and addiction to liquor.

Mohan reached Logesh’s house on Monday night to consume alcohol together, as he always does, and as they were drinking, Mohan allegedly abused Logesh for his failure to keep his wife with him.

An argument erupted between them and in the melee, Logesh took a kitchen knife and stabbed Mohan in his chest and neck and slit his heel. Mohan, who was inebriated, left Logesh’s house and collapsed in the middle of the road with bleeding injuries.

He was rushed to Government Royapettah Hospital where he was declared brought dead. On information, Mylapore police registered a case and after inquiries revealed that he went to Logesh’s house to consume liquor, police rushed to his house andsecured him.

Police said Mohan died of excessive bleeding. Logesh was arrested and remanded in judicial custody on Tuesday.

Painter murdered in Mangadu

In another incident, a 28-year-old man was found dead with injuries on his body at Mangadu on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Yuvaraj of Kovur, a house painter, and weapons used to hack him including a machete were seized from them.

Yuvaraj, who is said to have separated from his wife due to differences, stepped out with his friends on Monday night and did not return home. Meanwhile, passers-by noticed him lying in a pool of blood at Easwaran Nagar at Kovur.

Police suspect, he could have been murdered over some previous enmity and said the motive behind the murder could be ascertained only after the investigation.

Meanwhile, sources said two suspects in connection with the murder have been detained by Mangadu police for interrogation.

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